Guy Clark’s first album in four years is a wonderfully rough, tough, tender, wise, and gracefully resigned testament to a life lived, a craft followed, and regrets considered, weighed, and given due. Now 71 years old, Clark has been a world-class songwriter for decades, and as My Favorite Picture of You shows, he still is. He’s as sturdy, honest, and truthful a songwriter as you’re ever going to get. Although everything here is of a piece, recorded with a sparse, clear, and unadorned sound that perfectly supports Clark’s whiskey-worn voice and his songs that tell stories of lives lived, loves found and lost, the deep cost of a fleeting moment of redemption, and old memories that enrich and then vanish like ghosts, and under it all, there is the voice of someone who has lived and knows perfectly well how to tell those stories. My Favorite Picture of You is simply a wonderful, balanced gem of an album from a masterful songwriter.